jute is the ultimate soft wood
Compared to wood, Jute water content remains 12.5% at 65% relative humidity & 20℃.
Heat treatment for Pest Control:
When wood is used for export packaging, there are special requirements for heat-treatment to destroy insects and other pests. Export shipments can expose a recipient country to pests that are not indigenous and pose special risk of spreading (Twede and Selke, 2005). To protect the forests around the world, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, part of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, has issued ISPM 15 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures) "Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade”.
According to The German institute for technical assessment-
'It contains no nutrient base for rodent & insect life, earning the insulation a top rating of ‘0’ (according to EN ISO 846).'
There are also other amazing qualities and properties of jute as packaging materiel in regarding wood, such as-
1.High strength and modulus
3.Moisture absorbing ability
4.High abrasion resistance
5.Good thermal stability
6.Insulation against sound
so we can achieve the following great advantages by using jute as our packaging materiel-
1.Jute Fiber has great antistatic properties; so that any kind of static charges are not produced during Jute Product making or using.
2.Jute is an insulating fiber and this is why it can be used to make cloth which would be used in electrical works.
3.Temperature is passed in this fiber slowly because of the low thermal conductivity
.4.Moisture Regain properties is good enough (about 13.75%).
5.Produce no irritation in skin.
6.100% Biodegradable; so it is environment friendly fiber like Cotton.
7.Cheap in price , in market.
8.Available in the market and the overall productivity of Jute Fiber is good.
9.Tensile strength is high.
10.Jute Fabric is highly breathable and comfortable to use.
11.Can be widely used in Agriculture Sector, Textile Sector, Woven Sector, Non-woven Sector.
12.Jute Fiber can be blended with Natural and Synthetic fibers.
13.Can be died by Basic, Vat, Sulpher and Reactive Dyes.
most importantly as jute can be harvest within 3 months we don't have to cut out precious trees and also we can get rid of plastic packaging and save our mother nature.and for that its gonna cost us nothing more than our true virtual will force and loyalty to our nature.
1. Kord & Pazirandeh, 2008, Comparison of Different Packaging Materials and Solutions on a Cost Basis for Volvo Logistic Corporation, Högskolan i Borås, p18-19